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Kathrynn Axton is a poet, spoken word artist, Indigenous advocate and nationally certified Canadian addictions counsellor. She is the author of Uncultured Girl (That Writer Kwe Publications, 2017). Her poetry has been featured on AllPoetry Spotlight, Bywords and elsewhere. Her editorials have been featured in Native Hoop Magazine, and elsewhere. When she is not writing she spends her time dedicated to supporting strengthening Indigenous communities and fostering healing journeys of those living with mental health and substance dependence. Ms. Axton is currently located in La Ronge, SK and can be contacted through her website: https://kathrynnmiigwaans.wixsite.com/thatwriterkwe.
The following work is Copyright © 2017, and owned by Kathrynn Axton and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
a dirt moon staggers
We are born with dart gun tongues
There is always more fear than reason
I can’t remember where we came from
I watched us grow old together
John Grey is an Australian poet, currently living in Providence, Rhode Island in the United States. He was recently published in Sheepshead Review, Studio One and Columbia Review and has work upcoming in Louisiana Review, Poem and Spoon River Poetry Review.
The following work is Copyright © 2017, and owned by John Grey and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
Clouds with a backwash of gray,
carbon residue clinging to the white,
smog for hills, ash for trees,
and then the slag heaps,
of what a town should be;
if you can’t be bothered live there